* ST. LOUIS, Mo. (4/1/10)--The Missouri Senate has confirmed Gov. Jay Nixon's appointment for the attorney member of the Missouri
Credit Union Commission. Stephanie Grise, a senior associate with Armstrong Teasdale LLP, was confirmed on March 25, according to the Missouri Credit Union Association. She will serve a five-year term that ends Jan. 1, 2015. The commission is comprised of seven members, each appointed by the governor. Its mission is to spread regulations related to credit unions; hear appeals of orders or decisions pertaining to the chartering, relocation, branching or membership of credit unions; and consult with and advise the director of the Division of Credit Unions (The Missouri difference
March 31) ... * PHOENIX (4/1/10)--Desert Schools FCU, based in Phoenix, is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the "Mummy Bandit." A man wrapped in bandages and walking on crutches entered a branch located inside a Wal-Mart in Phoenix on Jan. 30. He approached the teller counter, drew a semi-automatic pistol and demanded the tellers open the drawers. He then vaulted the counter, removed cash from the drawers and filled a plastic grocery bag. He fled on foot without the crutches. He had yellow or jaundiced eyes and white bandages on his head, face, hands and right foot (azfamily.com
March 30) ... * FARMERS BRANCH , Texas (4/1/10)--Curtis Parkerson, former board chair of PrimeWay FCU, Houston, died Feb. 24, the Texas Credit Union League reported (LoneStar Leaguer
March 31). Parkerson joined the Supervisory Committee of PrimeWay FCU in 1984 and served 25 years with the credit union. In 1996 he was named board chairman, a position he held for 11 years. Declining another term as chairman, he served in the director position for the last two years of his credit union service. He was honored with the 2009 Golden Service Award by the National Association of Credit Union Supervisory Auditing Committees ...